[Summit] Please don't get in or on the fountain

James Kelley jameskelley4444 at gmail.com
Fri May 19 19:47:57 CDT 2017


It's wonderful and actually profound that this humble fountain raises such
diverse perspective and emotion. Thank you for raising this.

Best, Jim Kelley

On May 19, 2017 8:33 PM, "Emlyn Addison" <noisyblocks at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think that's what Mark means and I suspect that his fountain story
> may not be too far from the truth.
>
> One thing is clear: the attitudes about the fountain seem to fall along
> generational lines. That should come as no surprise.
>
> On May 19, 2017 7:14 PM, "James Kelley" <jameskelley4444 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> sorry it's not flashy enough for you Mark. Are you from New York? just
>> asking.
>>
>> Best, Jim Kelley
>>
>> On May 19, 2017 6:46 PM, "Mark Binder" <mark at markbinder.com> wrote:
>>
>>> The problem with the fountain is that it’s so freaking lame.
>>> In Rome, you can drink from the fountains, which is awesome.
>>> In other cities you can put coins in.
>>> Some fountains are beautiful works of art.
>>> Some fountains spray water in amazing patterns.
>>>
>>> “Our" fountain looks like a boring penis with a urinary infection and
>>> dribbles water.
>>>
>>> I’ve often thought that what happened the first time it went dry was
>>> that whoever was in charge at the time said, “eh. not worth fixing.”
>>> Then that person died or went to another job and some newbie went, “Hey!
>>> A fountain.”
>>> Then after it got fixed they went, “Oh. That’s disappointing."
>>>
>>> And kids aren’t supposed to play in it.
>>>
>>> Yawn.
>>>
>>> I’d love to see someone tweak it so that it sprayed water like crazy!
>>>
>>> - Mark ;-)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----------------------------
>>> Mark Binder
>>> PO Box 2462, Providence, RI 02906
>>>
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